VinFast has delivered the first VF8 electric vehicles to customers in their home country of Vietnam, ahead of planned deliveries in North America before the end of year.
At a special delivery event on Sunday, VinFast handed over the first batch of 100 VF8 to new owners at the automaker’s manufacturing complex in Hai Phong.
The event was a significant milestone for VinFast, which has only been around since 2017, and marks the beginning of their plans to expand into North America and Europe.
Starting this week the manufacturing facility will begin production of the VF8 for Canada, the United States, and Europe. The company is planning to produce approximately 5,000 VF8 EVs over the next two months, before sending them off to North America and Europe in November.
If all goes well, the first VF8 cars will be delivered to customers in Canada as early as December 2022.
VinFast says they have over 65,000 reservations for the VF8 and VF9. Those customers will be paying the original pricing for the vehicles after the automaker quietly recently raised prices.
As we reported exclusively last week, VinFast increased not only the prices of their vehicles, but also their battery subscriptions. In a statement to Drive Tesla, VinFast said the price increases were the result of “increased material costs.”